Youth

Two Trinis to receive Queen’s Young Leaders Award

Two T&T nationals are among a group of young people across the Commonwealth who will receive awards from Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, in London later this month.

Benedict Bryan and Jean-Claude Cournand were selected to receive a Queen’s Young Leaders Award on June 26, according to a release.

The awards recognise the work that young people from across the Commonwealth are doing to transform lives in their community and beyond.

US Embassy invites candidates for Youth Ambassadors Program

The US Embassy in Port-of-Spain is inviting applications for the 2018 Youth Ambassadors Program.

Six students between the ages 15-18 years and one adult mentor will be selected to participate in the three-week exchange program to be held August 7-29, 2018 in the U.S.

The U.S. Department of State funds the program, which is implemented by U.S. Embassy, Port of Spain and World Learning.

The Youth Ambassadors Program involves skill-based training, interaction with youth from other countries, and engagement with government and non-governmental organizations.

This young planter is moving many to tears for the very right reason

A young boy whose name sounds like "A.J Aberdeen" is winning the hearts of thousands on the Internet, after a video of him speaking positively about his decision to farm and sell peppers to make a living was posted on Facebook.

The boy says he wanted to make "honest money" given that some are selling drugs and others breaking into houses.

He said he grows the peppers himself and sells them.

He said he placed first in Auto Mechanics in school and speaks about the other subjects he does.

Opposition Leader mourns death of former Youth Parliamentarian

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has offered condolences to the family of 24-year-old Kimberly Teelucksingh who was found hanging at her Princes Town home yesterday.

Teelucksingh was an Opposition member of the Trinidad and Tobago Youth Parliament in 2010 and also served as a Youth Ambassadors of Trinidad and Tobago.

She was a former Miss India Trinidad and Tobago finalist in 2013.

She was due to graduate from the University of the West Indies today. She was a law student who pursued studies in political sciences.

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